Friday, February 28, 2020

A Simple Hello

Good morning from the Sierra Nevada Mountains!  It's shaping up to be another fantastic day with lots of sunshine.  I love mornings like this when you know that Spring is on its way.

Can you believe there is no stamping done on this card?  When I started to make it, I never gave it a thought, it just happened.  I looked at it and said, "Wait a minute, there is no stamp or ink on this one."  I must say I do love the results.

The banner is cut from the, now retired, Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! and it is actually vellum.  I think the Petal Pink color made for a very pretty design.  From Soft Sea Foam cardstock, I used the Petal Pop-Up 2 Dies from Taylored Expressions for the dimensional flower and attached it using foam tape.  The Hello Die is one of the free little dies I received from Taylored Expressions as a thank you for an order.  I cut five out of Smoky Slate cardstock and glued them together to add dimension to the sentiment.  I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to add some shimmer to the flower.  For the finishing touch, I added a clear gem to the flower center.

As you can see in the flower close-up, the sparkle pen added just the right amount of shimmer and gave the flower a wee bit of personality.  It is really pretty in real time.

The sketch I used is from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

The colors I used are from the Just Add Ink Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

Thanks for stopping by,


Products Used

Taylored Expressions Hello Die, Petal Pop-Up 2 Die 
Stampin' Up! Cardstock in Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate and Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other:  Clear Gem, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen


  1. What a lovely card! Love the soft colours and that shimmery flower! The sentiment stands out so nicely as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks, Jen! Anytime I can add a wee bit of sparkly on a card, I'm happy.

  2. Very pretty - Love love the sparkle and pretty font of your sentiment. Chantell Just Add Ink

  3. Lovely combination of elements Marsha! I do love the subtle pattern in the pink vellum and the sparkle you added to your dimensional flower. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

  4. Beautiful card with such soft and sweet colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. Thanks, Karren1 It was a great sketch to work with.